Cost of living in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Summary of cost of living in Ponce

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,438
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,671
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.84
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.50
12 eggs, large $3.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.48
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $1.31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.57
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,291
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $822
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $212
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $909
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $645
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $169
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $41
40” flat screen tv $385
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $101
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $6
Hourly rate for cleaning help $10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $48
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $78
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $82
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $29,509
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.84
Monthly ticket public transport $83
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.66
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $62
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.69
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.20
Tube of toothpaste $2.11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $12
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $38
2 tickets to the movies $15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $70
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $74
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $3.22
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $616
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.15
1 month of gym membership in business district $32
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 81 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2020

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